Common Ground Worldwide

Paso Robles, CA   |  http://www.commongroundworldwide.org

Mission

Common Ground Worldwide brings together people from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of interfaith spiritual support, humanitarian service, and care of the Earth.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Dori M Stone

Main address

P.O. Box 2813

Paso Robles, CA 93447 USA

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EIN

13-4366618

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Other Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition N.E.C. (K99)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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"Books4Shelters Project"

We deliver inspirational books to shelters for abused women and children and homeless families across the United States of America.

Population(s) Served

Established by local community members in 2009 as a model for how to convert a lawn into a water-saving edible landscape, this garden provides a opportunity for people of all backgrounds to meet, cultivate meaningful relationships, and enjoy a beautiful setting while gaining skills in food production and conservation of natural resources.



The garden offers free tours and workshops to youth programs and other local groups, serves as an open gathering space for community members to meet and hold events, and provides a source of fresh organically-grown produce for volunteers and the SLO County Food Bank.

Population(s) Served

Common Ground Worldwide directors and volunteers spend time interacting with local unhoused people, listening to their stories, and learning what help and resources are needed. In addition to providing basic supplies, information, and logistical support, we also strive to bring a nonjudgmental listening ear and a desire to learn from the people we meet. We form ongoing relationships and commit to walking alongside people on their journey toward renewed stability, offering moral support and companionship along the way.

Population(s) Served

The growing homeless population in our country and region is highly diverse, including people from all walks of life who have fallen into hardship for a variety of reasons. Common Ground Worldwide offers people in this situation an opportunity to tell their own stories, through a series of short audio and video biographies (soon to be viewable on our website). These films provide a window into the up-close realities of homelessness, challenging many common misunderstandings and stereotypes and allowing us to become acquainted with the often silent and "invisible" members of our community.

Population(s) Served

We are preparing to establish a community farm that will serve as a hub for bringing people together in service to our local community. The farm will offer therapeutic and economic opportunities for those in need; hands-on training in healthy and sustainable living; youth programs; group meeting space; and a model of innovative and affordable tiny-house construction. We've identified a few potential locations for this project, and are currently raising funds to acquire a site. Click the link below to learn more!

Population(s) Served

Volunteer allies are paired with local individuals going through difficult times, to offer both strategic and moral support in taking the next steps forward.

Population(s) Served

This program helps to connect homeless veterans with other local people who want to pass along a motorhome, travel trailer, or 5th wheel. We maintain a database of local veterans in need of housing, advertise in the community, and facilitate the arrangement for the current RV owner to meet the veteran at the DMV and transfer title. It's simple -- no money is exchanged, and no liability is incurred! To date, this program has passed along 85 mobile units to previously homeless veterans, who now have a safe place of their own to call home.

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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To provide education about global religions as it relates to peace, relieve human suffering, & offer interfaith prayer support to those in need.

To notify the international public of our programs and services via our website, blog, and social media.

Common Ground Worldwide is able provide various programs on local, national, & global scales.

Common Ground Worldwide currently provides over 500 hats and scarves to shelters within our county annually & are in the process of designing a sustainable co-operative to house families with children who are experiencing homelessness. Nationally, we deliver new inspirational books to shelters across the U.S. Internationally our peace brochure is available via the internet and interfaith spiritual prayer support can be obtained through email.

Financials

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Common Ground Worldwide

Board of directors
as of 11/17/2018
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Board chair

Dori Stone

Common Ground Worldwide

Term: 2017 - 2019

Gloria Wilson

Salisa Lara